Roy Horn: Remembering the Illusionist's One-of-a-Kind Life and Career in Photos











The pair retreated from the spotlight after that special; it wasn’t until 2020 when Roy’s name made headlines again, this time for contracting COVID-19 at age 75. On May 8, he died of complications from the disease. 

“Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend,” Horn’s partner, Siegfried Fischbacher, said in a statement. “From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried.”

“Roy was a fighter his whole life including during these final days,” Fischbacher continued. “I give my heartfelt appreciation to the team of doctors, nurses and staff at Mountain View Hospital who worked heroically against this insidious virus that ultimately took Roy’s life.”

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